A year ago I thought Kalena was such a big girl. Turning one made her seem so OLD. She started walking just before her birthday, so she didn’t seem like a baby anymore. But now, looking at these pictures she seems like SUCH a baby.
Here she is at her party on Saturday. These days she seems like a little person to me. She says quite a few distinguishable words and recently started doing that thing that kids do where they babble a whole bunch and then look at you expectantly, like they just said something really important and they hope you were paying attention.
Bad days notwithstanding, she is a joy in our lives. Nothing is quite as sweet as when she offers me kisses and lays her head on my shoulder. And the new things she learns to say make me laugh every day. “Heavy” is one of her newest words (thanks to Brian always saying, “Oh, you’re so HEAVY!” when he picks her up) so now everything she picks up is, “‘Eavy, ‘eavy, ‘eavy!” She is a little ray of sunshine, and some days I’m still amazed she’s mine.
Happy birthday Kalena!